BBC News – Somerset County Council: Union fear over job cuts plans

Plans to make £24m in savings and 190 job cuts at Somerset County Council will push staff to “breaking point”, trade union Unison has said. The Conservative-run council is set to debate the draft budget on 6 February. Unison organiser, Oliver Foster-Burnell said: “Front line services which have already been cut are still shrinking or disappearing altogether.” Council leader John Osman has said the council was trying to make cuts where it’s going to cause “least pain”. Somerset County Council is set to lose about 5% of government funding for 2013-14. Full Story: Read More

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